Chaos as Gatwick airport uses whiteboards after digital departure screens fail

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail

Gatwick Airport descended into chaos as all of the overhead departure boards stopped working, resulting in airport staff writing flight information on whiteboards.

A Gatwick spokesperson told Sky News that only "a handful" of people have ended up missing their flights.

Vodafone provides the service, and said a damaged fibre cable was to blame.

In a statement at 17:00 BST, a Gatwick spokesman said the issue had been resolved and flight information was being displayed as normal.

So staff have been forced to physically write on board while people crowd round hoping to find out which gate they're supposed to hanging around if they want to get to get to Spain on time.

Gatwick Airport's cloud-based flight information displays were only recently introduced to replace a dedicated local computer system.

It led to the failure of departure screens across Britain's second busiest airport for about six hours. However, he added that "tens of thousands" of passengers managed to catch their flights and depart on time. Our engineers are working hard to fix the cable as quickly as possible.

Some 45.6 million passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport a year ago, according to statistics from the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey. "This is a top priority for us and we are very sorry for any problems caused by this issue. We are keeping Gatwick Airport constantly informed of progress".

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